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The former Epstein cellmate requests a prison transfer, the alleged ‘appalling’ conditions, and threats from the guards

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An ex-cop, with a view on the death penalty, which is briefly shared a cell with four of the financier Jeffrey Epstein asked a judge Tuesday to order him to move to a new facility, which claims to be security guards, and threatened him in a New York federal prison.

Bruce Barket, a lawyer for Nicholas Tartaglione, the quoted comments in the new york Metropolitan Correction Center (MCC), the guards will tell his client to “shut up” “stop talking” and “stop complaining, in a letter to White Plains federal Judge Kenneth Karas.

“The clear message from Mr. Tartaglione has been received, that is, if he will bring the information about the accommodation or about a recent suicide, there will be a price to pay for it,” Barket wrote. “Or those who are investigating the suicide and chose to do an interview with Mr. Tartaglione about the suicide attempts that he had witnessed or of how the facility will be performed and the conditions under which the prisoners are forced to live in, which is the correction officers, that he knows the information and has the potential to be very harmful for the people who are in charge of the guard of him, or of their co-workers.”

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The 51-year-old, Tartaglione, has been convicted for several drug-related slayings, had shared a cell with Epstein, 66, and the Lower Manhattan detention facility, in which it was assumed that Epstein’s attempt to commit suicide on the 23rd of July. He was taken to a cell in the Special Housing Unit for some period of time later on.

It was not clear why he was moved. On Aug. 10, Epstein committed suicide by hanging, New York City’s chief medical examiner said. He was facing multiple child sex-trafficking charges.

“The day before, Epstein’s suicide, Tartaglione was told by the [Bureau of Prisons] that he would not be faced with any costs incurred by the department of justice, or EMPLOYING, in connection with Epstein’s the 23rd of July incident,” Barket told Fox News.

“The ongoing and seemingly unresolvable issues with the terms and conditions of Mr. Tartaglione’s detention, in combination with the hapless attempt to commit suicide due to a cellmate, that Mr. Tartaglione is a key witness, and the successful suicide of the same person, his continued detention at the MCC, that is inappropriate,” the letter to Karras said.

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Aside from the alleged harassment of the MCC team, Barket said, the facility had a rodent infestation problems, and water leaks, and that the client is facing a long visitor wait times, and that there was a lack of regular showers.

“The conditions at the MCC, have largely remained the same, and horrible for the entire time that Mr. Tartaglione is sitting in jail,” he said. “There continues to be a major rodent and insect pests are a problem. There was mold in the sink in his cell, where he is forced to drink from it.”

Barket asked Tartaglione, will be moved to a number of nearby detention centres. The former Briarcliff Manor, NY, police officer, was charged, in 2016, the drug-related deaths of four men in an alleged cocaine drug conspiracy.

In a little Over two weeks before his death, Epstein was placed on a suicide watch after he was found with a bruise on the back of his neck.

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A law enforcement source told the New York Daily News that Tartaglione stated that he helped Epstein when he found him unconscious in his cell after his first suicide attempt.

Epstein was taken off suicide watch before his death, however, it was not obvious in the case of a source familiar with the matter told Fox News. His death has led to questions about how a high profile prisoner was able to kill himself under the very nose of the guards.

Fox News’ Nicole Darran and Tamara Gitt contributed to this report.

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